§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list for each industrial training board its headquarters location and the number of staff working at or from that office.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 9 February 1981, c. 240]: The information is as follows:
Industrial Training Boards' Headquarters Locations and Staff Numbers Working at or from these offices Board Location Staff Numbers Agricultural* Beckenham, 159 Kent Air Transport and Travel Staines, 76 Middlesex Carpet Wilmslow, 9 Cheshire Ceramics, Glass and Mineral Harrow, 83 Products Middlesex Chemical and Allied Products Staines, 67 Middlesex Clothing and Allied Products Leeds 47 Construction London 199 Cotton and Allied Textiles Manchester 49 Distributive Manchester 283 Engineering London and 292 Watford Foundry ITC† London 73 Food, Drink and Tobacco Gloucester 86 Furniture and Timber High Wycombe 58 Footwear, Leather and Furskin Sutton Coldfield 23 Hotel and Catering Wembley, 104 Middlesex Iron and Steel London 19 Knitting, Lace and Net Nottingham 35 Man-Made Fibres Rickmansworth 5 Paper and Paper Products Potters Bar, 59 Herts. Petroleum Aylesbury, 43 Bucks Printing and Publishing London 102
Board Location Staff Numbers Road Transport Wembley, 172 Middlesex Rubber and Plastics Processing Brentford, 64 Middlesex Shipbuilding South Harrow, 31 Middlesex Wool, Jute and Flax Baildon, 51 Shipley, W. Yorkshire Total 2,189 * Reports to the Minister of Agriculture: following the Employment and Training Act 1973 it is funded by direct grant from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. † Statutory committee of the Engineering ITB but with a significant degree of autonomy through delegated powers under the Industrial Training Act 1964 as amended by the Employment and Training Act 1973.
Jones asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total Government expenditure on support of training responsibilities of the Manpower Services Commission: how this compares with each of the last five years and what are his estimates for the next five years at constant prices.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 9 February 1981, c. 240.]: The Manpower Services Commission's total expenditure at constant 1980 prices in support of its training responsibilities between 1975–76 and 1984–85 was or is expected to be as follows:
£ million 1975–76 281.2 1976–77 336.4 1977–78 355.0 1978–79 426.7 1979–80 461.4 1980–81 503.5 1981–82 544.4 1982–83 526.0 1983–84 521.1 1984–85 521.1
These figures include all expenditure relating to the training services division of the MSC. expenditure relating to the work experience scheme which was the forerunner of the youth opportunities programme between 1976–77 to 1977–78, and expenditure on YOP from 1978–79 to 1984–85.